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Thanks Kenya for Coming to Pakistan

By Sameer Shaharyar • Dec 11th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

It’s to the credit of Najam Sethi and then now the chairman PCB Shaharyar Khan to make sure that Kenyan team arrives in Lahore to play Cricket. This is happening after 5 long and painful years that any team (other than Afghanistan) has come over to Pakistan.
Special thanks goes to the Kenyan team for putting [...]

Bhotar of Sindh and Imran Khan

By Sameer Shaharyar • Nov 27th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Ghulam Hussain Unhar and Qahar walay were the hosts of Imran Khan and his party leaders in Aliabad near Larkana. Rahu fraternity, plus the Ghousia Jamat followers of Shah Mehmood Qureshi came in thousands of numbers from all over the Sindh and Southern Punjab, and that is why no wonder that the gathering was packed.
Sindh [...]

Biometric System for Teachers in Punjab Schools

By Sameer Shaharyar • Nov 13th, 2014 • Category: Features

In a very commendable step, the Punjab government of Pakistan has introduced the biometric attendance system in all the public schools of the Punjab. This biometric system will keep track of when the teachers are coming and when they are going. It will have far reaching positive effects on the education standard in the province.
Ghost [...]

What Qadri Will Do Now

By Sameer Shaharyar • Nov 4th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Qadri has basically left the country in disgust due to the attitude of Imran Khan and PTI. During the last month of their twin sit-ins, Qadri started complaining to their mutual handler that Imran was using Qadri to advance his political ambitions and had started doing the solo flight while enjoying PAT’s numbers in D-chowk.
Tahir [...]

Re-finance scheme of Loan in Punjab Flood Affected Areas

By Sameer Shaharyar • Oct 24th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Flood Relief package in Punjab Pakistan by the banks is on the way, and this is a great news for farmers and small to medium size businesses in the flood affected areas. Billions of rupees have been lost and infrastructure is in tatters in those areas. In these testing times, this package is a blessing.
The [...]

Multan Showdown

By Sameer Shaharyar • Oct 16th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Media hype plus the presence of the evergreen renegade Javed Hashmi in NA-149 Multan has made the by-elections of today a special event. Media talkshows are solely focusing on the Multan politics, slicing and dicing every angle, and analysts of every breed are coming up with all kinds of predictions and forecasts.
There are many candidates [...]

History of Asad Umar of PTI

By Sameer Shaharyar • Sep 27th, 2014 • Category: Features

Asad Umar is the right hand of chairman PTI Imran Khan. His brother Zubair Umar is in PML-N, the party against which Imran Khan is blazing all the guns. So this family of Asad Umar is enjoying the booty no matter if PTI is in power or PMLN is ruling the country.
So who is this [...]

Pakistani Anchors Match with Philosophers

By Sameer Shaharyar • Sep 21st, 2014 • Category: Politics

Buck stops with them. They know everything and have got the solution of everything. They are the super brains which know everything in every field of knowledge. Just watch their one talk show and you will be like you have graduated from Harvard or Yale. Listen to them for few months, and you are better [...]

Kaira, Hamid Gul Part of Script

By Sameer Shaharyar • Sep 15th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Javed Hashmi keeps spilling the beans and the more he speaks the more Imran Khan drowns into the abyss of shame. Yesterday, Javed Hashmi gave more details about the ‘Sazish March’ and confirmed the role of retired generals, present chief justice and Angels in the conspiracy.
One thing which has been disclosed by the PPP sources [...]

Shahbaz Sharif Flood Relief Efforts are Amazing

By Sameer Shaharyar • Sep 12th, 2014 • Category: Politics

Nature’s fury wrecked havoc in the plains of Chenab and Jehlum and now heading towards the border of Punjab. Chief Minister Punjab, Shahbaz Sharif wrote a new history of tireless efforts and unprecedented relief work. He is walking with the flood flow, ensuring that damage can be as minimum as possible.
Remember, we are a developing [...]